Monday, July 2, 2012
A few thoughts for a July Monday morning...
As an aside, I'm loving coconut oil for my hair. I'm using the virgin coconut oil, and it smells absolutely of coconuts! I melt it, then dip my hair into the cup. I leave it for an hour or so to overnight, then wash my hair. Freakin' awesome!
Remember, if your butters - mango and shea, specifically - melt in the heat, you'll want to temper your butter prior to incorporating them into a product to avoid grains.
As another aside, you remove something from the freezer so you can eat it for dinner that night, you're either defrosting it or thawing it. You aren't unthawing it. Unthaw isn't a word, but if it were, to unthaw something would mean you were freezing it. Also, "boughten" isn't a word. You bought a product. That's the past tense. And why do we call it Holloween instead of Hallowe'en? And why doesn't anyone use the apostrophe in Hallowe'en any more? But I digress...
Heating, holding, freezing & thawing our oils
Are you watching this show "Doomsday Preppers"? One of their sponsors is Pampers. For seriously?
PEG-7 olivate or Cromollient SCE. I've made one thing I liked - the Yuzu fragrance spray - but that's it. I let a little drip down the side of the bottle, and when I went back the next morning, the bottle was stuck hard to the glass cutting board on my workshop bench. To give you some perspective, I use a lotion that has 25% glycerin on my feet, and I don't find it sticky. I find almost everything with caprylyl/capryl glucoside too sticky!